2 workers die in factory blast
Durban -Two people died in an
explosion at a factory in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, on Friday, East Coast Radio
Firefighters found the building on
Brooklyn Road in flames shortly after midnight.
"They spent about three hours
battling with the blaze that had already spread to the top of the chemical
technologies factory," said Justin Bateman of the eThekwini fire
He told the radio station that it
was not known whether the two workers died from the explosion or as a result of
inhaling chemicals and smoke.
"We knew there were occupants
in the factory... and we got into the building upon arrival, but the two had
already died at that time," Bateman said.
"The cause of the fire is not
known and it will be investigated."
Water affairs and pollution
control officials were assessing the air quality at the scene on Friday
The factory's management could not
immediately be reached for comment.